Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fools



Just how crazy do you have to be to stake out a position to the right of Dick Cheney and be willing to risk a world financial collapse defending it ? From the L.A. Times:

"If we don't do this, we will be known as the party of Herbert Hoover forever," Cheney told them, according to a Senate Republican aide, evoking the president whose inaction is widely blamed for helping trigger the Great Depression in the early 1930s.

It’s beyond crazy. It’s foolish. This is from the same story in the L.A. Times about the same subject -- the auto industry bailout.

”One of the leading opponents of the auto bailout, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), said: "Year after year, union bosses have put their interests ahead of the workers they claim to represent. Congress never should have given these unions this much power, and now is the time to fix it."”

Run over to the Earth-bound Misfit to read more, including the thorough cussing these fools deserve.

By the way -- I don’t see it mentioned anywhere else -- Senator Jim Demint has a BMW manufacturing plant in his state. It’s right in the middle of South Carolina’s textile country. I think my readers already know how I feel about the textile industry.

This bailout isn’t about saving General Motors or saving the United Auto Workers. It’s about keeping a million people employed while we’re losing a half million jobs a month in other areas. It’s about trying to keep our economy -- and the world’s -- from falling over the edge into a Depression. These Republican Senators are willing to risk that for their discredited political ideology -- the very same ideology that got us into this mess. Fools.

Don Brown
December 13, 2008

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